London's best riverside pubs and bars
Few things in London beat a pint by the river (or, indeed, canal). Here's our guide to the city's best waterside pubs and bars
Best riverside pubs in Outer London
Owned by the Capital Pub Company, the Boaters Inn sits on a quiet stretch of the river in Kingston. Sup local ales (Twickenham and Sambrook’s) while sitting under dappled shade on the large riverside terrace.
- Canonbury Gardens, Lower Ham Road, KT2 5AU
Optimism is creating an entirely outdoor establishment on the Thames. At this German beer garden in Richmond (open weather permitting), the wursts are pretty great, especially washed down with a weissbier und sauerkraut.
- 55 Richmond Towpath, TW10 6UX
The White Cross stands on the site of a monastery. A big, handsome boozer, it has large bay windows that offer none-closer views of the river. Crowds flock here in summer to bask on the waterfront with a cooling drink, but fires and little niches in the many rooms keep things cosy in winter. Happy staff pull pints of Young’s Special and Bombardier at the rectangular bar, or pour Pimm’s and lemonade. At weekends, book a table if you fancy trying some of the traditional pub nosh.
- Water Lane, (Richmond), TW9 1TH
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